RubyConf Philippines

MARCH 28-29, 2014

Join us in the first ever Ruby conference in the Philippines. Get to know the vibrant local community in 2 days of great Ruby talks and other exciting activities.

March 27, 2014 - The day before the conference, there will be workshops in the afternoon (Ruby on AWS, Intro to Ruby on Rails) and a PhRUG welcome gathering in the evening. More details to come.

Registration is now closed.

For the Ruby on AWS workshop, sign up here. Workshop ticket is Php 500.

For the Intro to Ruby on Rails workshop, sign up here. Workshop ticket is free or pay what you want.



Thursday, March 27

12:00pm-4pm - Ruby on AWS Workshop by Markku Lepisto, Senior Technology Evangelist at AWS
1:00pm-5pm - Intro to Ruby on Rails Workshop by Ramon Tayag, Developer at Aelogica
6:00pm - Dinner and Drinks at Barcino, 5th level SM Aura

Friday, March 28

9:00am-10:00am - Registration & Snacks
10:00am-10:15am - Announcements
10:15am-11:15am - Architecting Chaos by Konstantin Haase
11:15am-11:30am - Break
11:30am-12:00pm - Rapid App Development Using Ruby on Android by Joseph Dayo
12:00pm-12:30pm - Lessons Learned from 8 Years of Hosting Ruby Apps by Michael Reinsch
12:30pm-2:00pm - Lunch
2:00pm-2:30pm - So, You Want To Teach Ruby and Rails by Bryan Bibat
2:30pm-3:00pm - Money, Sex and Evolution by Sau Sheong Chang
3:00pm-3:30pm - Ruby Groups: Act Locally - Think Globally by PJ Hagerty
3:30pm-4:00pm - Break
4:00pm-4:30pm - Happy Teams by Winston Teo
4:30pm-5:00pm - GitHub Enterprise's Toolchain by David Calavera
5:00pm-5:30pm - Extreme Makeover: Rubygems Edition by André Arko
7:00pm-9:00pm - Birds of a Feather Sessions & Hack Night

Saturday, March 29

9:00am-10:00am - Snacks
10:00am-10:15am - Announcements
10:15am-11:15am - Memory Management Tuning in Ruby by Koichi Sasada
11:15am-11:30am - Break
11:30am-12:00pm - Open Source Isn't For Everyone, But It Could Be by Ashe Dryden
12:00pm-12:30pm - ZOMGscale! With Celluloid & JRuby by Ben Lovell
12:30pm-2:00pm - Lunch
2:00pm-2:30pm - High Performance MySQL and Rails by Jervin Real
2:30pm-3:00pm - Sweaters as a Service: Adventures in Electronic Knitting by Amy Wibowo
3:00pm-3:30pm - How to Use Ruby & Rails to Hack Your MVP by Kevin Dewalt
3:30pm-4:00pm - Break
4:00pm-4:30pm - Lightning Talks by You
4:30pm-5:00pm - Fear Of The Class - A Refactoring Tale by Nick Sutterer
5:00pm-5:30pm - Ruby-core for Tenderfeet by Zachary Scott
7:00pm-10:00pm - After-party by GitHub at Bugsy's Burgos Circle


SMX Taguig (SM Aura)

RubyConfPH will be held at SMX Convention Center (Taguig). SMX is on the 3rd and 4th levels of SM Aura Premier shopping mall.

26th Street corner McKinley Parkway Taguig City 1634

The venue is situated at Bonifacio Global City (also known as The Fort), the newest urban lifestyle and booming business district of Metro Manila. Home to many modern skyscrapers, upscale condominiums and multinational educational institutions, it is very safe to roam around BGC and enjoy its numerous shopping establishments, trendy restaurants and other recreational places. BGC is 30-45 minutes away from the airport and 15 minutes away from Makati City Central Business District.

Transportation and Parking Details


The conference hotel is Seda Hotel which is 5 minutes away from the venue. The discounted rate is Php5,500 (plus tax) per night. There is no conference code to use. You'll have to contact us at if you want to avail of the rate.

The other hotel inside Bonifacio Global City is F1 Hotel. Hotels in Makati are a short taxi ride away.



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If you are looking for a great place to apply your skills and hone your craft, visit their careers page and apply.


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They are looking for exceptional and like-minded Rails developers to join their team - learn more.

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Proudcloud is an agile Ruby on Rails, Javascript, and iOS development firm in Manila that has been serving the requirements of startups from N. America, Europe, Canada, and Australia since 2009.

Aside from client work, Proudcloud is also the technology partner for local startups such,,, and


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Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.